Chat Away

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the Door of No Return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island, Senegal. The First Family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves.

91 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 4 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

    A chilling photo & name that I will never forget.

  2. June 27, 2015 at 9:22 am

    From previous thread.

  3. 7 JER
    June 27, 2015 at 9:34 am

    • 8 99ts
      June 27, 2015 at 9:45 am

      So much for the SC Governor wanting the flag to come down – they are going to try and make it all “go away”

  4. June 27, 2015 at 9:37 am

    OMG. There are no words.

    • 12 99ts
      June 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Gov has SC has the talk – definitely not the walk

      • June 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

        Nikki Haley is a phony. It wouldn’t surprise me if they doesn’t take that racists flag down. Course these people who sees nothing wrong in that flag, doesn’t see anything wrong in slavery, which they claim the civil war wasn’t about..

    • 14 amk for obama
      June 27, 2015 at 9:50 am

      one woman has exposed their collective cowardice.

      • 16 Don
        June 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

        Yesterday in his eulogy President Obama talked about the journey to a more perfect union happens in fits and starts, two steps forward and one step backwards. The sister that took down the confederate flag represents taking two steps forward, but the officials that had it put back up represents taking one step backwards. I do believe that in the end the confederate flag will be removed, for good.

    • 19 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

      no surprise that the leaders in SC are only lying

  5. 20 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Morning everyone:) Happy Saturday! Good on that woman who decided to climb the flagpole and take that damn hateful relic down…she did a “twofer”. She took the flag down AND exposed the lying Gov. Little Nikki really doesn’t have a fire in her belly to get rid of that flag…if she did, it would have STAYED down! Lord knows, gotta keep the place sufficiently racist when the KKK come to visit. Good grief. Do they even HEAR themselves anymore. Someone needs to keep a journal and write this stuff down and while they’re at it…they should take lots of pictures. One day, the KKK and that racist flag will be gone from this Earth all together. It won’t be a moment too soon. Another day for a RWNJ to tell lies….act surprised.

    Meanwhile….the Earth really DID shift on its axis this week….and I feel different, just like jackieg:)

  6. 24 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

    My favoretest cricketer – no, not an indian, a srilankan – Kumar Sangakkara is set to retire. 😦


    A classy batsman. A classy wicketkeeper. And a classy gentleman of the game.

    My sekind favoretest, you ask? Also a srilankan, Mahela Jayawardene. Also retired after the recent world cup. 😦

    A classy batsman. A classy gentleman of the game.

  7. 25 JER
    June 27, 2015 at 10:11 am

  8. 27 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

  9. 28 forus50
    June 27, 2015 at 10:15 am

  10. 29 forus50
    June 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

    June 27, 2015 at 10:22 am


    • 31 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

      hope you can take the time you need to calm down – you work much to hard and fight fiercely for the things you believe in;

      hoping for you to find personal peace

    • 32 GGail
      June 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Come back Sue. You need our love to help you find your humor again {{hugs}} ❤️

  12. 33 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

    It is.

  13. June 27, 2015 at 10:22 am

    The Sister who scaled SC State House flagpole and took down that racist azz flag is Brittany Newsome. Send her much love and support.

    Thanks in advance for honoring this request>>

  14. June 27, 2015 at 10:24 am

    • 38 desertflower
      June 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Do you think this guy is really Bobfr??? 🙂 Excellent post, Alycee! Really a MUST READ and PASS ALONG…to all those white folks that need to get off their asses:)

    • 39 carolyn
      June 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Could this Open Letter be front paged on a future post? It is powerful. This is basically what our minister said to a very white congregation last Sunday.

      Like others, I do feel a stirring, something I have never felt before in this country. We cannot and will not go back, no matter the hate spewed.

    • 40 Betsy
      June 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Excellent read. As a “whitey” myself, and a teacher, I am challenging my students everyday to understand we are all part of the human race and that the values of liberty and equality are for people regardless of race, color, gender, religion…

  15. 44 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

    a few days ago, I expressed my wish here, that some enterprising person in SC should climb the flag pole and take that confederate rag down.

    it didn’t occur to me that a black woman would be thinking the same way and then better still, climb up the flagpole herself and “just do it”;

    I am ecstatic that she went ahead took it down for even a few minutes – she is a very brave person and I am very proud of her athleticism, her motivation, her determination, and how brave she is;

    as we can see, she also exposed what some of us suspected when the date for “debating the taking down of the rag” was set too far into the future which is that some of this talk was for show.

    I have no doubt that a number of officials in SC actual hope the cameras can go away and they can go on with their business while still upholding that rag.

    I will wait for the actual rag-takedown to happen …… hope I don’t have to wait for an eternity

    • 45 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

      just seeing her name – I am very proud of Ms. Brittany Newsome for taking down that rag

  16. 46 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Just to think only y’day, PBO was praising nikki’s ‘courage’.

    • 47 carolyn
      June 27, 2015 at 10:45 am

      He is always kind. He is doing what is called “killing with kindness.” This exposes her true motives more clearly than condemning her.

  17. 48 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 10:31 am

  18. 49 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Wow….wow…wow!!!!!! What a week.

  19. June 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

  20. 53 forus50
    June 27, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I’m confused. I thought Nikki Haley the Governor ordered the confederate flag to be taken down permanently.

    • 54 Judith Fardig
      June 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Nikki Haley did not have the courage of a few other Southern Governors and just order the damn thing down. She said it “should” come down when the SC state legislature votes to take it down, thus dragging out the process. Just rip the hateful bandaid off, Gov. Haley!

    • 55 desertflower
      June 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

      No..I think she said something to the affect of “we’ll take it down sometime when I get around to it before the end of the year.”….or something.

    • 56 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

      she doesn’t have the guts to do so – she was trying to bid her time while maximizing her own exposure to the world and improving her “name recognition and brand”

  21. 59 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Bree made the world news.



  22. June 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Timeline 1969 – present…

  23. 61 GGail
    June 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  24. 62 forus50
    June 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Lol, for all the closet gays in the GOP.

  25. 64 amk for obama
    June 27, 2015 at 10:59 am

    One of the comments there

    I’m just hoping all fire departments across the country, and especially the south are on high alert.

    They need to be ready at a moment’s notice — I’ve heard that one evangelical after another is going to be setting himself on fire after the Supreme Court ruling.

    And border guards to the north are also going to be severly overworked — evangelicals who don’t set themselves on fire are going to be fleeing to Canada.
    And when they find out same sex marriage is legal in Canada, they will be fleeing back.

    And maybe setting themselves on fire when they return.

  26. 65 forus50
    June 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

    He’s back!!! Just knocking on some more RWNJ doors!

  27. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    June 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

    longer version of the video of flag removal;

    • 67 Vicki
      June 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Have the tissue box handy and watch this video.
      Next time, in honor of the letter asking where whitey is, maybe there could be a protective battalion of black and white South Carolinians surrounding the crew doing the removal.

    • 68 Betsy
      June 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Notice a white guy was helping her and was also arrested with her. I loved the end when they show the empty flag pole. Beautiful.

    • 70 Dudette
      June 27, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Should’ve lit that thing on fire while she was up there.

  28. 71 Smoothscotch
    June 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I love it here. Thank you, that’s all.

  29. 74 99ts
    June 27, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I know many folks don’t like the site – but this is a good roundup on the losing Gov of Kansas

    What I didn’t know – the anti women team are trying to remove the safest sanest abortion method that is used world wide!!!

    “A Kansas state judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new law that would have banned the most common method of abortion in the second trimester.
    The law, adopted in April and the first of its kind in the nation, would have barred a method known as dilation and evacuation, which doctors say is usually the safest and most convenient abortion technique after about the 12th to 14th week of pregnancy.”

    Presumably someone else wrote the legislation (Alec?) and thought Kansas was a good state to start the ball rolling.

    Can this really be happening in the US in 2015?

  30. 75 GGail
    June 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I’m so Proud of Bree Newsome for the physical ability and Courage to take down that flag! I hope Twitter shower her with love and bail money. Won’t be surprised if she receives a call from PBO.

  31. June 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

    The joke’s on you, MSM.

    • 79 Vicki
      June 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Yes. The same pundits busy praising Bernie’s honesty and plain-spoken (even when Wrong) approach, saying that “authentic” is what is needed now……..
      Just you wait for when Joe jumps in.
      All of a sudden the virtue of authentic becomes the stigma of “gaffe.”

      On “jumping in” as the accepted descriptor for entering a race, I had to think about Christie jumping anyplace. NJ better nail down anything near him because that huge dead weight will send shock waves for miles.

  32. 80 purpleshoesla
    June 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

    A good good morning TOD Peeps from the sunny City of Angels. Woke up this morning with such a deep feeling of hope and this song just captured it.

    That “hope& changey thingy” is STILL workin’ just fine thank you very much. Thank you @POTUS, @FLOTUS @VP & @DR JILL for your leadership, your compassion and your mettle. Enjoy this beautiful day peeps!

  33. 81 isonprize
    June 27, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I haven’t posted for a while, but I HAD to come to TOD to post this. Plus, Bree is in GREAT SHAPE!!! Here is a longer video!!

    Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate Battle Flag at the South Carolina State Capitol

    • 82 arapaho415
      June 27, 2015 at 11:54 am

      My thoughts exactly!

      Love that @breenewsome #FreeBree is such a stellar representative for @FLOTUS health initiative and for feminists everywhere.

      Let’s see if #WhitePrivilege #WhiteSororityFeminists notice — still seethe at @mcottle’s punditry a few years back, criticizing @FLOTUS get healthy campaign — which said that Michelle Obama wasn’t employing her education and position to her satisfaction.

      Those of us old enough to remember JFK recall the President’s Youth Fitness program — if such a program is good enough for the 35th POTUS, it is good enough for the 44th FLOTUS.

      end of rant.

  34. June 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Check out this Charleston journos TL

    LMAO….they got like 15 names

  35. 84 arapaho415
    June 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    GM TODville.

    What a glorious June day!

  36. June 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Funeral service for Mrs. Hurd:

  37. 87 desertflower
    June 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Great story.


    Charles Miller Jr. may one day be remembered as the musician who punctuated President Barack Obama’s powerful speech on Friday in a way only a church organist could.

    As Obama spoke the lyrics of “Amazing Grace,” and later sang them toward the end of his eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Miller pounded on his Hammond C-3, electrifying the packed TD Arena with chords of the well-known spiritual.

    It was a ray of light, a moment to rejoice amid so many tears and broken hearts, including his own.

    Hours after the funeral, Miller reflected on that moment, and said it truly felt like that was part of his purpose in life.

    • 88 donna dem 4 obama
      June 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks DF. Shared on twitter and FB.

    • 89 globalcitizenlinda
      June 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      lovely story! thanks for sharing it;

      I hope others can get to see it – needs social network sharing

      • June 28, 2015 at 10:45 am

        For some reason I felt the urge to go back and view this post and I had a stronger urge to being up close view of the picture at the top of this post. The intensity of both POB and FLOTUS faces is so heartfelt. Her concern for him is visible all over her face. It’s almost painful.
        While on the other hand his pain is etched from a place that comes deep within his soul.
        These two remarkable people are exactly where God has placed them. And there is nothing we or anyone else can do about it…….except receive the blessings and be grateful that they were sent for us.

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